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Joe Arthur

CEO, Central Pennsylvania Food Bank

Joe Arthur was appointed Executive Director of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank in 2012, after serving four years as Associate Director. Joe also served as a volunteer Board Member with the Food Bank from 2000 through 2005 and served as Board President in 2004 and 2005. Prior to joining the Food Bank, Joe worked for 23 years in finance and accounting management, primarily with Pennsylvania community banks.  


As the Food Bank’s principal ambassador, Joe presents regularly on the issue of hunger in Pennsylvania and nationally to community groups, legislative gatherings, government partners, prospective donor organizations, and other forums. He is a leader in anti-hunger work through his engagement as a Board Member for Feeding Pennsylvania, Hunger-Free Pennsylvania, and First Fruits Farm. Joe also is a leader in Hunger-Free Lancaster County and a non-profit representative on the Board of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber.  Past leadership roles include his service as a national council representative with Feeding America (2016 – 2022) and as a member of the Governor’s Food Security Partnership (2014 – 2022). Joe is a proud alumnus of Penn State University, holding a B.S. degree in accounting.


Joe and his wife Deb are the proud parents of Josh and Tara, also Penn Staters, and share their home with three rescued furry friends in Manheim, Lancaster County, PA. 

Joe Arthur
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